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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11228–11235

Single-shot terahertz spectroscopy using pulse-front tilting of an ultra-short probe pulse

Yoichi Kawada, Takashi Yasuda, Atsushi Nakanishi, Koichiro Akiyama, and Hironori Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11228-11235 (2011)

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We developed a single-shot terahertz pulse measurement technique using pulse-front tilting of an ultra-short probe pulse and demonstrated single-shot terahertz spectroscopy. A transmission grating was used to introduce a sufficiently large pulse-front tilt angle. A measuring time range of 23.8 ps was achieved. The measured temporal waveforms were corrected in consideration of the nonlinearity arising from the crossed-Nicols arrangement employed and the beam profiles of the probe and terahertz pulses. The characteristic spectrum of lactose was measured with a single terahertz pulse, and the effectiveness of our single-shot technique was confirmed by comparison with a conventional sampling method.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

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Original Manuscript: March 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2011
Published: May 25, 2011

Yoichi Kawada, Takashi Yasuda, Atsushi Nakanishi, Koichiro Akiyama, and Hironori Takahashi, "Single-shot terahertz spectroscopy using pulse-front tilting of an ultra-short probe pulse," Opt. Express 19, 11228-11235 (2011)

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